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City and Intel bring immersive experiences to fans

City Bring Immersive Experiences to Fans with Intel True View

City Bring Immersive Experiences to Fans with Intel True View

Intel True View’s Volumetric Capture Lets Fans See Every Angle of the Most Amazing Action via Match-Day Broadcasts and Online Content

Imagine watching a season-defining moment, then re-living it from any angle including from the perspective of your favourite player as they run up to take a penalty or make an improbable goal line clearance.

In partnership with Intel, Manchester City will deliver immersive experiences via Intel True View at the Etihad Stadium. Now Blues worldwide can enjoy the biggest moments of the match from every angle, whether they’re watching the Rights Holders’ live broadcast and highlights or reliving the action post-match on City channels.

The Champions will leverage Intel True View to capture every match element from every angle. Intel True View recreates the action on the pitch and presents that from an ideal vantage point or player’s perspective, using Intel’s unmatched data-processing capability to deliver the experience to fans.

Beginning later this season, Intel’s leading volumetric technology will bring fans as close to the action on the pitch as Pep’s starting eleven.

The partnerships will introduce features that include:

  • Multi-angle views of a play: Intel Sports’ industry-leading volumetric video process creates thrilling 360-degree replays and highlight reels from every conceivable angle, using 38 5K Ultra HD cameras.
  • Laser wallA virtual plane giving viewers a clear picture as to where players are positioned on the pitch.
  • Be the player capabilities: Intel True View freezes a moment in the match to let fans see the pitch from the eyes of a player. This also enables presenters and pundits to share a new level of insight into the tactics and decisions made by players to provide an entirely new perspective to fans.

How Intel True View Works: The process begins with volumetric video, the capture and rendering technique behind Intel True View. Using the volumetric capture method, footage is recorded from 38 5K Ultra HD cameras that includes height, width, and depth of data to produce voxels (pixels with volume). After content is captured, the software recreates all the viewpoints of a fully volumetric 3D person or object. That information renders a virtual environment in spectacular, multi-perspective 3D that enables users to experience a captured scene from any angle and perspective and can provide true six degrees of freedom. 

James Carwana, VP and GM of Intel Sports, said: “Immersive media experiences continue to create more opportunities for sports teams and leagues to put the fan experience first. With the expansion of Intel True View into more stadiums like the Etihad, we have the chance to transform the experience for fans of one of the world’s top sports leagues with our leading volumetric technology.”

Damian Willoughby, SVP of Partnerships at City Football Group, said: “We’re very excited to integrate Intel True View at the Etihad Stadium and to announce our new partnership with a world-class brand like Intel. We love to be first, both on and off the pitch, so we are delighted to pioneer this game-changing technology at the Etihad Stadium. We are sure City fans, and football fans around the world, will love watching beautiful football from every angle.”

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